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Dabeli or Kutchi Dabeli is a very popular Gujarati street food snack.

Dabeli, also known as Kutchi Dabeli or Indian burger, is a very popular Gujarati street food snack found across India. Similar to Vada Pav, it consists of spicy mashed potatoes placed in-between a burger bun (pav), garnished with sev and pomegranate seeds. This classic Indian street food can be made in a jiffy and does not require elaborate prepartion.


It is believed this dish originated from the region of Kutch and over time spread across the entire country. Made with mixing boiled potatoes and dabeli masala, it is garnished with pomegranate seeds or peanuts.


5 from 3 votes

Dabeli Recipe

Dabeli or Kutchi Dabeli is a very popular Gujarati street food snack.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: gujarati, street food

Ingredients for Dabeli

  • 1 cup Sev
  • 4 Pav Buns sliced into halves
  • 2 Potatoes boiled, peeled, mashed
  • Salt as per taste
  • 4 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 2 Onions finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Coriander Leaves finely chopped
  • Juice of 1 Lemon
  • Oil as required
  • 1 tbsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 tsp Chaat Masala Powder
  • 1 tsp Black Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 1/4 cup Peanuts roasted
  • Garlic Chutney as required
  • Pomegranate Seeds to garnish

How to make Dabeli

  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Stir-fry the cumin seeds for 30 seconds.
  • Saute the onions for a minute or two.
  • Add the potatoes and mix well.
  • Add the chaat masala powder, black salt, red chilli powder, coriander powder, garam masala powder, lemon juice, sugar and salt.
  • Add coriander leaves and mix well.
  • Add the roasted peanuts and stir well until well combined.
  • Remove from flame and keep aside.
  • Heat a tawa over medium flame.
  • Toast the pav buns, adding butter, until golden.
  • Spread garlic chutney on one side.
  • Add the potato masala and cover with the other half.
  • Place it on the hot tawa for 30 to 45 seconds and remove.
  • Sprinkle sev on top and garnish with pomegranate seeds.
  • Serve at once with sauce or ketchup.
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar
Praveen Kumar founded Awesome Cuisine, a platform created in 2008 to showcase India's vibrant culinary heritage. A digital marketer by profession and a passionate food lover, Praveen has been exploring the world of food since his school days. With Awesome Cuisine, he combines his expertise in digital marketing with his deep love for food, sharing delicious recipes and inspiring others to appreciate the joy of cooking. Through Awesome Cuisine, he invites you to join him on a flavorful journey and discover the wonders of Indian cuisine.


Reethika Agarwal November 1, 2010 - 2:14 am

nice one

shweta July 14, 2010 - 4:02 am

nice one

Sonal November 27, 2009 - 12:50 pm

i thought peanuts is an essential ingredient to Dabeli where as it is missing in the above recipe..

abhi ashu January 17, 2009 - 2:21 pm

really good and easy to make.


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